June 19-20, 2009: Mountain Aid, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival farm

Grammy-award winner and West Virginia native Kathy Mattea is scheduled to host and perform at “Mountain Aid” on June 19-20 at Shakori Hills in Chatham County, North Carolina.

“Mountain Aid” will raise funds for the Pennies of Promise campaign to build a new school for the children of Marsh Fork Elementary. Located in Raleigh County, West Virginia, the school is threatened daily by a 2.8 billion gallon coal sludge impoundment in the hills above them.

According to West Virginia state officials, however, a new school is a fiscal impossibility. “Mountain Aid” will help Ed Wiley and the Pennies of Promise campaign raise the money for a new school themselves. The goal is eight million dollars. Help us help the children of Marsh Fork Elementary by enjoying this world class music event in the beautiful hills of North Carolina.

Visit www.mtnaid.com

Tickets are on sale now. They are $22.50 in advance and $30 day of concert.
Gates open at 12 noon on June 19th.
Tent camping is $10 / Vehicle Camping: $40

Performers:

Nashville artist and West Virginia native Kathy Mattea is scheduled to MC and perform on June 20. Recording artist Ben Sollee and folk-rock group Donna the Buffalo have also committed to perform. The Sim Redmond Band will open Friday night. We will be updating performances and information as the festival draws nearer.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER:

Please contact Michelle Wright, Mtn Aid volunteer coordinator at mountain.aid.volunteers [at] gmail.com

Come to the concert and enjoy the music. Your ticket purchase will go to the Pennies of Promise Campaign. Your parking fee will go to the Shakori Hills Grassroots festival so they can continue to help causes like ours. If you would like to volunteer to work at the concert we can use your help. Please contact us for more info. The concert is a non-profit event (501c3 status) so if you would like to make a contribution to kick-start this historic event, it will be tax-deductible.

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